Why Black Americans Identify as Black

Many conservatives on Twitter seem to get upset whenever a Black man or woman proudly declares the obvious. It seems as though they think that we must forget our color completely to become fully American. However I’ve never seen anyone get angry at my grandfather for being proud of his Irish heritage. Nor has anyone chided my grandmother for proudly declaring her Italian ancestry. However, when an American Black celebrates his blackness, there seems to be a problem. 

Most American Blacks who celebrate their blackness are not doing so because they think black is better than white. Furthermore when black Americans celebrate, they are celebrating their history and culture. They cannot celebrate being Jamaican, Nigerian or any other nationality of origin because they are American, and they know not which exact tribes or countries they came from. 

However, the American Black is fully American, yet peculiarly different, as are Irish Americans, Italian Americans and others of European ancestry. Those of European ancestry can celebrate the culture they came from. They have festivals and local holidays. However, the American Black has none. There are African Fests, but the American black is hardly African and many times will not connect with that festival. Some do, and others are immigrants from Africa. 

There is no problem with the American Black celebrating Africa, however, how should he celebrate if he wants to celebrate others like himself? Is he not allowed to proclaim his pride in a past of struggle, failure, triumph and glory? If he forgets his color completely, he will not remember who he is, or where his ancestors came from, or what great black Americans have done. He will only know bits and pieces of his history. 

American Blacks can be black and still be fully American, just as an Irish American or Italian American can be. He is no less or no more American than any other ethnic American. There should be nothing wrong with a black man being confident as black and American. Simply look at the way he has fought in wars for America, and fear not, for the American Black is fully American. 

Opinion: Israel and America 

When crisis and danger infringes on a nations’ freedom, even its existence, it is only natural for that nation, no matter how strong it may be, to seek out and alliance. Israel, strong as it is, sought out the United States of America. However the United States does not wish to be in any more wars. This is understandable and noble. 

Prime Minister Netanyahu Addresses the United States

Even so, when an ally is in dire need of protection, one should not turn its back and negotiate with a treacherous common enemy. This enemy has lied about its intentions with Nuclear weapons and stated many times that Israel must be wiped off the earth. How the United States could even conceive of a “deal” with them is beyond comprehension. 

This deal which would allow the nation of Iran the means to develop and arm Nuclear weapons not only endangers Israel, but it also endangers the United States and the rest of the world. Putting dangerous weapons in the hands of leaders who have been treacherous and irresponsible in the past is dangerous and foolhardy. 

If the United States does not want to go to war, she will not make a deal with Iran. She will instead look at the past and consider the future. She will understand the danger involved with her foolish politics. America must be wise and carefully consider where her actions are taking her. 

If the President of the United States does make a bad deal with Iran, the world will be in more danger. The prayer of many is that he will have wisdom in his decisions in the near future. Mr. President, consider your country and put it above personal ambitions. In many cases our goals are not aligned with yours. Yet, you are our leader and you represent us, so represent us well. 

Scott Walker: No Degree -No Problem

Very interesting. I agree with everything in this post.

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It’s been a while since I posted on my blog, I’ve been experiencing a case of extreme writers block. Then it occurred to me to me to start blogging my facebook rants! Here you go folks!

So Democrats think that Scott Walker not finishing college is terrible thing? This is the elitist thinking of private school, ivy league idiot liberals. They are very Out of touch, not everyone can go to college, some people have to work!

College is not for everyone, Sean Hannity had to drop out of college for a while because he couldn’t afford college. Mark Zuckberg, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs all dropped out and odds are we’re all using their products right now in some fashion.

Funny Meme I made 🙂

People, big fancy Harvard degrees are no longer what they used to be, now days most Harvard grads are being laughed at for…

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Why is it So Important?


Right now everyone is obsessed with college basketball because of March Madness. It’s all good fun and making brackets is pretty cool too. I used to make brackets and passively watch to see how well I did. I was never much of a college basketball fan however, so I’ve never done exceptionally well.

    I’ve always wondered why people would bet on these games, especially since they are so unpredictable. It baffles me.

    While everyone has their own ideas about what to do with their money, betting may be the most foolish idea ever. Also, since when did betting make things more fun? For me, watching the games is enough. I did not make a bracket this year, simply because I did not want to. I could have without betting, and most of my friends did. I might do it next year.

    This leads me to my next question, why did sports become so important and engulfing in our society? We don’t focus on the important things going on around us anymore. We are distracted in epic proportions and it is scary. Instead of being aware of our country and other countries, we go and tailgate and get drunk. We do not seem to take life seriously at all. Most of all, we are ignoring God and putting college basketball and other sports in His place. In essence, sports is America’s god.

    Sports being your god is dangerous. Sports cannot die for your sin. Sports cannot teach you love. Sports will not save you from Satan’s temptation. Sports can be useful if managed the right way. Sports can teach life lessons and discipline. Sports can teach a man how to keep his body healthy and to take care of his temple. However, if sports is put on a pedestal in your life, and made into your god, you are in a dangerous place.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love sports as much as anybody. However I’ve come to realize that in our culture, sports as taken a dangerous place in the hearts of men. Men idolize sports heroes, and women worship their bodies. Athletes many times have way too much of an impact on the thoughts of young people. Some, like Tim Tebow and Reggie White have used it the right way, while others are too immature to realize that they are role models whether they like it or not, and do foolish things.

    The best way to combat this is to emphasize education and to educate the right way. No government should have to tell parents how to parent, but sadly, the generation before us is very immature, and all they have is the government to guide them, when they should be relying on God. And everywhere I go, all I hear is people talking about how Kentucky won and no one is really talking about Jesus, myself included. I feel like this is a wrong picture. Something is missing in this picture. The athletes are only able to jump and run and play because God allows them to.

    Even when a well-known speaker came to my campus a few days ago, everyone was excited because of the speaker. Why can’t we always be excited when someone is going to speak about Jesus!? Why do we only get excited when someone popular is coming or a great athlete is speaking? Why is our attitude messed up? Why are we this way?

    We are this way because we are human. We must thank God every day for His grace. However, just because He shows grace and mercy does not mean we should continue in our ignorant ways. We must fight to love God, He will help us. He already guaranteed it. We must act on it. Praise God for that!

    I hope that whoever reads this will understand, I am not saying don’t play or watch sports, knock yourself out. Just remember who created you and remember what is really important. Remember what the world is going through right now. Examine yourself, what are your priorities? Who is important to you? Make sure God is at the top of the list!

 

 

    

    


 

Hip Hop: What It Could Be

Hip Hop is a very polarizing category of music. Many seem to assume that it is always very vulgar and never uplifting. While it is true that this style of music has been known to be very vulgar and crude, that was not how it started. In New York, young African Americans started having fun with rap. It was influenced by all sorts of music styles. It was originally a way to have fun and not think about troubles.

The style of rap and the culture quickly changed as it spread to the west. It took on the image of a thug or gang member, and often portrayed and most times glorified the violence in the ghettos. While it did cause people to look into the problems, the overall result has not been good. Rappers used to live the life they talked about. Suddenly, the rappers stopped living that lifestyle but kept glorifying it. This affected children who looked up to those rappers, and they tried to emulate what the rappers were talking about.

If the people are affected in this way, one would expect rap and hip hop culture to have a negative review. However, currently artists like Lecrae, Big K.R.I.T., Dee-1, Trip Lee, and Lupe Fiasco are challenging their listeners to think and to be wiser with their actions. Lecrae, Trip Lee and Dee-1 importantly point their listeners to Christ and rap honestly about their life.

If more rappers did this and portrayed what was going on around them honestly, there could be a revolution of young people who make are nation better. The impact that hip hop has on the overall culture in America and the world is great. It would be refreshing to see more and more honest people use hip hop in a more pure way, instead of using it to get money.

I pray that God would use more people like Lecrae, Trip Lee, and Dee-1 to infiltrate the culture and impact people for good. The more artists that use their talent for God, the better. Especially when they are able to make good sounding music that is honest and makes a good impression on those in the greater culture. While many people will continue to disrespect those who are honest by calling them soft, my question to you is as follows: who is really soft, the one who lets the culture dictate what he does, or the one who dictates what he does in the culture? The one who makes his mark as different because of his convictions and will not waver is the one who is strong.

All I want to portray through this post is that music is very important. It affects the people around us. Music is a beautiful thing when used right. The majority in the industry do not use it right. I hope that one day the people will realize how powerful music can be and use it to influence men, women and children all over for good, and not simply for monetary gain. Needing money is not wrong, but manipulating a system for money is not the right way to get it. Give the people what they need, not what they want.